Note: This recipe is especially for kids with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.
This low-fat and low-carbohydrate treat is excellent for your next movie night. The spices add an interesting flavor to the snack. If one serving doesn't fill you up, have two — they'll count as only 1 carbohydrate exchange.
Prep time: 15 minutes
- 71/2 cups air-popped popcorn
- butter-flavored cooking spray
- 11/2 tsp. cumin
- 11/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 11/2 tsp. onion powder
- 11/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
- large baking pan
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- Preheat oven to 300º Fahrenheit (148º Celsius).
- Put popcorn in a large mixing bowl.
- Lightly coat popcorn with cooking spray. Toss and coat again.
- Combine cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper (optional).
- Sprinkle spices over popcorn and toss to coat evenly.
- Drizzle Worcestershire sauce over popcorn and toss again.
- Spread popcorn evenly in large baking pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes, tossing once.
Serving size: 11/2 cups
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
1 g protein
0 g sat. fat
9 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
28 mg sodium
9 mg calcium
0.6 mg iron
1/2 carbohydrate exchange
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Variations and suggestions:
Divide leftovers into individual serving sizes and put into airtight bags. Next time you're hungry for a snack, you can easily incorporate it into your meal plan.
Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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